>> New way to get Narcan
>> Novel approach to studying pregnancy loss
The Med & Mic™ 09.07.23
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OTC Opioid Reverser
Naloxone, brand name Narcan, is arriving in stores and online as the first over-the-counter drug to reverse opioid overdoses. The FDA approved OTC availability of the nasal spray, which can revive a person in minutes. Previously, it was available behind the counter from the pharmacist without a prescription. Some advocates are concerned that the product is too expensive at $44.99 for two doses. (Source: CNN, M. Tirrell and N. Kounang, 9.6.23)
Embryo-like Structures from Stem Cells
Scientists from several labs around the world have developed human embryo-like structures derived from stem cells. No egg, sperm, or fertilization was involved. These structures, which some have dubbed “stembryos,” could aid the understanding of early pregnancy loss, birth defects, and infertility. The work reopens debate on the need for clearer ethical rules on lab-grown human embryo models. The researchers emphasize that the models should not be considered human embryos, and the research does not include the transfer of the embryo-like structures into a human or animal womb. (Source: CBS News via AFP News, 9.7.23)
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